Max Perkins: The Legendary Scribner’s Editor

Steve Newman Writer
5 min readApr 15, 2021

Max first met Fitzgerald in the army…

Perkins. Image: abaa.org

After high school Max, like generations of Perkins’ before him, went to Harvard, and his best friend there — who arrived a year after Max — was Van Wyck Brooks, who was to become America’s greatest literary historian, with a string of hugely popular, and readable books, such as ‘The World of Washington Irving’, ‘New England Indian Summer’, and, ‘The…

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